Derry City v Bohemians: Hutton hoping Limerick confidence boost will help Derry defeat Bohs

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PETER Hutton is hoping that Derry City will have learned from the frustrations experienced last Friday night in the scoreless encounter against Bray.

And fresh from a 0-2 victory over Limerick in Jackman Park, Hutton is hopeful of a repeat performance and a much sought after back-to-back success.

Picture Margaret McLaughlin �

Picture Margaret McLaughlin �

Holding the view that his young players have gained in confidence thanks to goals on Monday night from Barry McNamee and Mark Timlin, the Brandywell boss was confident when interviewed.

However, as has been the case Hutton does not have his sorrows to seek in relation to injuries.

“I was delighted with the win in Limerick after the frustration of Bray. We produced a professional, disciplined performance and we will have to be at ourselves again against Bohemians,” warned Hutton.

“However, we will have to reshuffle our defence as Seamus Sharkey has been ruled out by our medical team having taken a blow to the head in Limerick.

“Aaron Barry has not trained this week due to a calf strain while Dean Jarvis pulled out of training with a hip complaint.”

In fact, the only shining light is the fact that skipper, Ryan McBride, returns to the squad having served a one match suspension, so he will accompany Shane McEleney in the heart of the Derry defence.

“Stephen Dooley and Shaun Kelly remain out but, hopefully, one or two of those struggling may pull through before the kick-off.”

Describing Bohemians as one of the surprise packages of the season so far, Hutton was impressed.

“They have yet to concede a goal on their travels so far this season and they will have more about them than Bray, in terms of an attacking threat but, hopefully, we can secure back-to-back victories,” added Hutton.